posted on Apr, 17 2014 @ 10:31 PM
I don't think the world is much different from the way it has always been except for one thing and that is our mastery over the material world. That
has increased significantly and with it our power to express both the best and the worst of human impulses has also increased.
But essentially, people are as they have been for many centuries at least. Human beings have changed, I think, from the way they were hundreds of
thousands of years ago but I think those changes are very slight and might have happened at a rate which would be comparable to the rate at which
major geological changes occur, i.e. very slowly.
So what's wrong?
I think scientific materialism has set up unrealistic expectations and unrealistic ambitions in our minds. One might call this psychological
environment, scientific or materialistic fantasism, to coin a word.
By denying the existence of a spiritual dimension to life, science has led a portion of humanity, mainly the industrialized West, down a path of
experiential or existential dissonance. An analogy would be driving the family sedan off the road into the ditch and then into the rocky fields beyond
the ditch, all the while assuring your panicky wife that you are not lost.
That's our problem. We are lost and off the track. We are using mallets and crowbars to address problems that require a watchmaker's precision. A
lot of the time this is being done to cut costs, particularly the cost of labor. Labor intensive work is backward, you see, and unscientific.
It can be done much more efficiently if done scientifically, without regard to emotional, psychological, ethical, moral, historical, traditional and
last but not least, comfortable ways of doing things.
People don't have to put up with it. They should walk off the job and opt out of the crapola.